David Dumas
University of Illinois at Chicago
Fall 2010
The unduloid, a surface of rotation of constant (nonzero) mean curvature. |
CRN | 32336 (undergraduate), 32337 (graduate) |
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Lectures | MWF 11:00 - 11:50am in Stevenson 215 |
Text |
Differential Geometry of Curves and Surfaces by Manfredo do Carmo (see also: list of errata) ISBN-13: 978-0-13-212589-5 |
Instructor | David Dumas (ddumas@math.uic.edu) |
Office hours | Mondays and Wednesdays 2-3pm in SEO 503 |
Exam week office hours | Monday, Dec 6, 1-4pm |
Homework Policies | Homework problems will be assigned on Mondays and Wednesdays, and occasionally on Fridays. |
Homework is due by 4pm on the first lecture day of each week (usually Monday) and can be turned in during lecture or directly to the grader's mailbox (Jonah Gaster) in the mailroom on the 3^{rd} floor of SEO. | |
The list of challenge problems (see course materials) will be updated on a regular basis; you must complete four of these problems during the semester, with at least two of them submitted before the midterm exam. | |
Late homework will not be accepted. | |
You can discuss the homework with other students, but you must write (and understand!) your own solutions. | |
The homework problems depend on material from both the assigned reading and the lectures. Do not leave the problem sets or reading to the last minute! |
Curve Day | Wed, Sep 22 | SEO 612 |
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Midterm Exam | Wed, Oct 13 | SH 215 |
Surface Day | Wed, Nov 24 | SEO 612 |
Final Exam | Thurs, Dec 9, 10:30am-12:30pm | SH 215 |
Homework | 30% |
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Midterm Exam | 30% |
Final Exam | 40% |
When computing your homework grade, the lowest weekly homework score will be dropped, and the remaining scores will be averaged with your challenge problem scores. (That is, each challenge problem is worth as much as a weekly homework assignment!)
Date | Reading |
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Nov 5 | Sections 4.4-4.5 |
Oct 27 | Sections 3.5 and 4.1-4.3 |
Oct 18 | Sections 3.1-3.3 and chapter 3 appendix |
Oct 6 | Sections 2.5-2.6 |
Sep 27 | Section 2.4 |
Sep 20 | Section 2.3 and chapter 2 appendix |
Sep 13 | Sections 2.1-2.2 |
Aug 23 | Chapter 1 |
Hwk # | Due | Problems |
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14 | ** not collected ** | Section 4.6: 1,2,4,5 |
13 | Wed, Dec 1 | Problems from Lecture 39. |
12 | Mon, Nov 22 |
Problem from Lecture 36. Section 4.4: 20a |
11 | Mon, Nov 15 |
Section 4.3: 3, 9 Section 4.4: 1, 2, 5, 8 |
10 | Mon, Nov 8 |
Section 3.5: 3 Section 4.3: 1, 2, 5, 8 |
9 | Mon, Nov 1 |
Section 3.2: 2, 5, 17 Section 3.3: 5, 6, 20 |
8 | Mon, Oct 25 |
Section 2.5: 7, 9, 10, 12 Section 3.2: 3, 8 |
7 | Mon, Oct 11 |
Section 2.3: 1, 4 Section 2.4: 1, 3, 12, 15, 20 |
6 | Mon, Oct 4 |
Problems from Lecture 15. Section 2.2: 17 (Hint: Read section 2.3) |
5 | Mon, Sep 27 | Section 2.2: 1, 2, 3, 5 |
4 | Mon, Sep 20 |
Problem from Lecture 10. Problems from Lecture 9. |
3 | Mon, Sep 13 |
Problems from Lecture 7. Problem from Lecture 8. |
2 | Wed, Sep 8 |
Additional problems from Lecture 5. Section 1.5: 5, 12, 14 |
1 | Mon, Aug 30 |
This corrected version of problem 4 from section 1.3. Section 1.4: 8 Section 1.5: 2, 4, 7 |